What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning – not the same as dermabrasion – is a simple, effective treatment for removing peach fuzz (fine hair on your face). Our licensed medical esthetician uses a high-grade, sterile blade to lightly stroke the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis and remove vellus hair for silky-smooth skin. Check out some more Dermaplaning in action right here on our YouTube channel!
We love pairing this treatment with our HydraFacials.
- Remove vellus hair (peach fuzz)
- Exfoliate and remove dead skin cells
- Improve appearance of scars and fine lines
- Help manage minor breakouts
- Improve effectiveness of home skin care products
- Great exfoliation method for pregnant or breastfeeding women, sensitive skin, or anyone with allergies
What are the treatment areas? What does it feel like?
The most common treatment areas are the face, chin, and neck. Due to the contours of the face, certain areas are not treatable with dermaplaning (such as eyelids and noses). It feels like a light scraping against your skin as if you were shaving.
How long does one treatment take and how many treatments are recommended?
One treatment takes about 30 minutes. Paired with our HydraFacial, one treatment takes 45 minutes.
We recommend dermaplaning every 3-4 weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. Each treatment removes 2-3 weeks’ worth of dead skin cells and built-up oils.
What pre- and post-care is required?
There is no pre-care required.
For a full post-treatment plan, please see the form “Dermaplane take home instructions” in the box to the right. A quick run-down of post-care includes:
- Wear SPF 30+ for the first 2 weeks post-treatment (this is a MUST).
- Avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight exposure.
- Avoid aerobic exercise or physical activity until redness has subsided.
- Use post-treatment products.
Does Dermaplaning cause breakouts?
Lucky for you, dermaplaning doesn’t cause breakouts – it actually helps prevent them! Regular treatments help keep pores clear by:
- Removing the sweat and grime build up in your pores and sticking to your vellus hair
- Increasing the effectiveness of your acne products by allowing deeper penetration
While dermaplaning won’t remove blackheads (a better treatment would be a HydraFacial or the Extractions add-on), blackheads will become less noticeable with proper exfoliation.
Can dermaplaning help melasma or rosacea?
Yes, it can actually help both! Melasma is a pigment disorder with darkened discoloration apparent on the face or arms, usually due to sun exposure. Rosacea, on the other hand, is categorized by chronic flares of redness on the face.
When can I expect to see results?
You will be able to see a noticeable difference immediately following treatment. Contrary to popular belief, dermaplaning will not cause your hair to grow back thicker or darker after treatment. It will continue to grow at the same rate, color, and texture as before.
Clients with sensitive skin may experience redness after their first couple of sessions, but this should disappear after 2-3 hours.
What are the possible side effects?
For more information, please see the “Dermaplane take home instructions” form in the box to the right. Our licensed esthetician will work with you to minimize discomfort and/or side effects.
- Dryness or slight peeling
- Redness for sensitive skin
- Minor superficial abrasions
Am I a candidate and how do I get started?
Dermaplaning is a good option for many people, but our licensed esthetician will discuss your health and beauty history with you prior to your first session. You will also be given a thorough skin analysis before your first dermaplaning treatment to ensure your goals can be achieved.
This is also a great treatment for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and want a deeper exfoliation without any chemicals. It should be noted that due to hormonal changes, your skin may be more sensitive, so please tell our esthetician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Call us at 513-791-9474 to book an appointment or free consultation. At your appointment, our licensed medical esthetician will review your skin conditions, goals, and at-home products. She’ll recommend additional products as necessary.